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Downtown Wilmington

Residents of Old Wilmington seeks grant applications for downtown improvement

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Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW) is welcoming grant applications for downtown improvement. Their very successful Back Door Kitchen Tour gives ROW the ability to make grants and the organization has recently adopted a policy for awarding grants. Full story...
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On the roads: delays and closures downtown

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video Look out for delays downtown this morning, as crews will continue paving. Full story...
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Man runs from police, jumps into Cape Fear River

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video An assault investigation downtown led to a search after a police say a man ran from them and jumped into the Cape Fear River. It happened Friday morning around 1:15 a.m. Full story...
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Enjoy touring downtown Wilmington homes

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videoThe 7th Annual Backdoor Kitchen Tour is Saturday in downtown Wilmington. Do you have tickets yet? Full story...
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Downtown hotel work resumes after two-week delay

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videoYou may have noticed construction at a halt lately at the site of a new hotel at 2nd and Grace Streets downtown. After two weeks of a stand still, construction started back up on the Courtyard by Marriott this week, according to Graham Construction. Full story...
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CFCC needs help identifying skeletal remains

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Students at Cape Fear Community College are inviting the public to help solve a mystery. On Nov. 1, students in CFCC’s anthropology club are holding the “Cape Fear Ghost Chase,” a scavenger hunt focused on finding the identity of fictitious skeletal remains uncovered in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Another downtown restaurant closes, state places lien on property

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TreBenzios, a downtown Wilmington restaurant and lounge at 141 N. Front St. that officials say closed its doors in late September, is now being targeted by the state for failure to pay sales taxes, according to a state official. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street paving may cost $1M more

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Wilmington leaders say it will cost even more to pave North 3rd Street. After assessing the road and determining the need for higher quality pavement, the project will cost about $1 million more Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Thalian Hall

Thalian Hall is Wilmington's enduring landmark for theater, music and culture. It shares space with city hall, and the beautiful Greek revival building on third street gets the spotlight.

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TRUCK-a-ROO to debut in Downtown Wilmington

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Pipeline Event Management and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) are proud to present TRUCK-a-ROO, an inaugural downtown food truck cook-off featuring regional foods and regional brews. The event will take place on November 3, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC. Full story...
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Business owners think cleanliness of sidewalks is hurting business

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video Could the cleanliness of Downtown Wilmington sidewalks be hurting business? One business owner feels that way and says it's time for a change. Full story...
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City considers options to protect Kenan Memorial Fountain

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video In Wilmington we enjoy our historical artifacts, from Historic Downtown to the Battleship North Carolina. But recently ninety-year-old Kenan Memorial Fountain has become the center of public debate. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian in downtown Wilmington is a church full of sights and sounds to stir the faithful, and one man knows the church better than anyone else.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Section of Riverwalk closed downtown due to rotten pilings

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Part of the Downtown Riverwalk at the foot of Market Street is closed tonight because the pilings below are rotting out. The city sent a news release today to update us on the project. Full story...
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Ministry puts labor in Labor Day

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A gathering by the river in downtown Wilmington drew a crowd, it was Phoenix Employment Ministries Labor Day Luminaries. An event to highlight the work at Phoenix to assist those in need with employment services. Full story...
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